Christmas Activities for Care Homes
We're all in a festive mood! Come and take a look at our fabulous range of Christmas and winter fun ideas - and all in one place to make it easier for you.
Get everything you need for fun crafting ideas - we have the kits and just about everything else to inspire you for great tree, room and table decorations, with different abilities catered for, there really is something to everyone to get busy with.
We understand it can be difficult to buy gifts for older people and especially for someone living with a dementia or disability. We pride ourselves on offering a full range of thoughtful gift ideas that are suitable for every situation. From large piece jigsaw puzzles to tactile games, you'll find the perfect gift here.
And who doesn't love a Christmas or end-of-year winter celebration? Well, the fun starts here! Colourful tableware, balloons, banners and bunting that take minutes to attach but have long-lasting appeal. Just add a fun festive singalong DVDs with all the words to get everyone joining in and they won't want to stop!
Decorate any home or care home with our Christmas Table Set.
Celebrate the New Year in style with this colourful Happy New Year. Eight assorted colours, each with a fun motif printed on top. Can be hung from doors, ceilings or in the window - why not hang in multiples for a really striking effect. Team with our Happy New Year Party Pack for a total room transformation - and in just a few minutes. Ideal for busy care homes with limited time. Why not have a good old singalong with our Party Megamix CDs, choose from 50s/60s hits or 70s/80s hits.
Our Plastic Balloon Hangers are so simple to use for great professional displays of colourful balloons. Comes with 2 centre holders that will take up to 8 balloons in a circle and 4 corner holders that take 3 balloons. So much easier than fiddly string. Just inflate your balloons, tie the ends and push through the slot. Great for instant appeal and ideal for busy care home staff. Holders can be used over and over again.
People with a dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. This blanket not only keeps hands busy, it provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation and at the same time keeping knees snug and warm.
Set of two tradition bongo drums to add rhythm to your music sessions. One drum has a high tone and one has low. Drumming is proven to help people living with a dementia to engage 'late into the disease because these activities do not require congnitive functioning for feelings of achievement'(Alzheimer's Foundation of America).
This lovely cross stitch kit is one in four we are now stocking. Chosen for its beautiful design and ease of use. With all you need included in the kit, it is a great activity for anyone that enjoys embroidery.
Shimmering Gold Balloons that add a luxury feel to any celebration. Pack of 10 that will fill a room with golden fun. Great for any care home party - particularly good for Valentine's Day, Golden Wedding Anniversary, Engagement Party, Christmas, New Year or any garden party. Why not try our Balloon Hangers for easy displaying?
Fabric Gold Rose Petals that look so effective when scattered over a table. Makes any celebration look great - can be used for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, New Year, Diwali. Also good for dementia friendly craft activities for older people in care homes. Lightweight fabric petals in a large pack of 288 pieces.
Add some glitz to your table with this Gold Table Cover. Made from paper that can easily be disposed of once finished.
This fun Hand Bell Instrument can be played with the fingers or the whole hand which makes it ideal for anyone seated. Each of the 8 tones is a different colour to make it easy to identify. With 8 song examples to follow, this instrument makes a fun musical activity for care home residents and enables anyone with a disability to make music. Musical activities appeal to people of all ages and abilities and are a good way to encourage anyone with a dementia to join in the fun. Why not mount it lower down on a wall to enable wheelchair users to enjoy it too?
Our new Joyk Empathy Doll Lilly is a lovable newborn who is designed to encourage intense eye contact. Just like with real newborns, her head needs to be supported when lifting and carrying. Her body is pleasantly soft and filled with different materials. Her very realistic body language helps to awaken the caring and nurturing instincts in older people with dementia. These babies are designed with great attention to detail and have a belly button and realistically reproduced sexual characteristics. The pretty outfits are easy to put on and take off.
Joyk Empathy Doll Mandy makes a lovely companion for an older loved one - especially for anyone with a dementia living in a care home or hospital. Doll therapy for use with dementia patients is a recognised therapy used extensively in the care sector and can help alleviate stress and anxiety as well as helping to relieve boredom. Designed to encourage caring and nurturing instincts, she comes with a weighted bottom to feel just like a small child when being carried. Made from soft-filled fabric and with removable clothes, her appealing eyes and cute facial expression listens to everything you say.
Joyk Empathy Dolls make a perfect companion for older people living with a dementia in care homes or hospital. Their soft, fabric bodies are great to cuddle and sit on a lap or lie down and they can also be dressed and undressed. Doll therapy is widely recognised in the care sector and can help alleviate stress and anxiety, encouraging caring and nurturing instincts. Dolls are approx. 65cm in length and are hand washable.
Mia, our new Joyk Empathy Doll makes a thoughtful gift and companion for an older loved one - especially for anyone with a dementia living in a care home or hospital. Doll therapy for use with dementia patients is a recognised therapy used extensively in the care sector and can help alleviate stress and anxiety as well as helping to relieve boredom. Designed to encourage caring and nurturing instincts, she comes with a weighted bottom to feel just like a small child when being carried. Made from soft-filled fabric and with removable clothes, her appealing eyes and cute facial expression listens to everything you say.
Large and Bold Printed Puzzle Book, ideal for garden lovers.
This Large Print Geometric Pattern Colouring Book will entice people of all genders and abilities to bring the patterns to life by adding colour. Lovely thick, bold outlines help anyone with a sight impairment to distinguish between the lines. Images can be photocopied and used over again. Makes an ideal care home resource for older residents and particularly for anyone living with a dementia. Spiral bound pages for easy page turning.
Our very own Large Print Pretty Pattern Colouring Book is packed with inspiring pattern just waiting to be brought alive. Thick black outlines are perfect for anyone sight impaired or for those living with a dementia. Pages can be photocopied making this extremely cost-effective for care home activity coordinators. Pages could be copied onto card for use with paint. A4 size and spiral-bound for easy page turning .
A selection of sport themed puzzles to keep your mind busy
Add a tinkling sound to any musical activity with our Musical Triangle. Suitable for all abilities, this adds a sensory musical experience and enables everyone to join in. Gives a tactile feel when tapping the stick around the shape. Helps practise hand/eye coordination too. Can be played by anyone who has sight impairment also.
Adding to our range of needlecraft is the Hedgehog. Just in time for Autumn
Adding to our range of small needlecraft kits, this adorable trio is great for displays for Autumn
10 musical items to shake, rattle, and beat. Includes tambourine, jingle stick, pair of maracas, triangle and beater, rhythm clapper and more. Ideal to practise fine motor skills and individual expression.
Bertie the Beagle dog makes a lovable and adorable pet that can actually 'breathe' (battery operated). Precious Petzzz offer real pet ownership experience without the hassle. Ideal for older people living with a dementia such as Alzheimer's as the rhythmic act of stroking can help calm and soothe anxiety. Bertie is velvety soft and comes with his own carrying crate and bed. Precious Petzzz make an ideal gift for a loved one living in a care home and with no fur to worry about, they are suitable for anyone with an allergy to pet hair. Choose from our extensive range of pups, cats and rabbit.
Betsie our cute Labrador pup makes a lovable and adorable pet that can actually 'breathe'. She offers a real pet ownership experience without the hassles and expense.Ideal for people living with a dementia such as Alzheimer's as stroking can help calm and soothe.
Minty the rabbit just loves to be stroked on a lap and gives comfort to anyone who would love a pet but is unable to look after the real thing. Minty will 'breathe' just like a real rabbit and her soft fur helps relieve stress and boredom. One 'D' battery works for approx. one month.
Our vibrant Rainbow Paper Lantern Garland makes any room come alive! The perfect addition for any care home party indoors or in the garden. Pretty ruffled hanging string with folded paper lanterns that look so effective for any celebration. Can be used for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, New Year, Diwali or just to add colour for fun!
Add sparkle to your table settings with our Red Foil Spray Centrepiece. Features star cutouts along red foil strands connected to a weighted base that is wrapped in red foil. Can also attach balloons for extra impact. Ideal for any party - especially for Chinese New Year or Valentine celebrations in care homes. Older people love to learn about and take part in other cultural festivals - why not use it with our vibrant red Table Cloth and Paper Fans to set the scene.
Make a beautiful sound with our sleigh Bell stick, and not just at Christmas. 13 bells to shake and add a unique sound to any music sessions. Can be used for therapy sessions for older people with a dementia and enables people to add a simple rhythm to a favourite CD. Made from eco-friendly wood and metal.
Bold coloured buttons in a large pack, ideal for picture art and card making.
Doilies can be used for so many things and this pretty coloured set is great for both enhancing cakes or biscuits to lots of use in craft projects. Why not use with our gold and silver set code: ART18.
Take some great photos of party celebrations with this great kit
Christmas Tinsel - 2m - various colours - useful for decoration or to use as a base for a garland
Everything you need to make 50 Christmas Greeting Cards.
We have put together this bumper pack of materials with, instruction cards and stencils for you to get crafting and make these lovely Christmas decorations.
Bring a festive feel to any room with our lovely little snow domes.
A great selection of large print puzzles set around the next couple of seasons.
100mm mini rattan wreaths are perfect to make a garland or decorate and hang on your tree.
Let’s Chat videos can be used for small groups of residents, by visiting family members, or on a one-to-one basis as a shared experience that encourages conversation.
A bumper pack of coloured paper for all your crafting needs
Coloured activity paper for all your crafting designs
Create your own village starting with this Medium Wooden House Kit. LIghtweight 3mm plywood pre-cut pieces to slot together and then decorate to your own taste. Give it a name? Roses round the door? It's up to you. Makes a fun creative activity for older people and can be done with social distancing as each person has their own low-cost kit. Can be sealed with varnish to make it withstand the elements outside.